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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 23rd, 2015

Gwinnett

James Earl Riney, Jr., 74, Buford
Mr. James Earl Riney, Jr., age 74, of Buford, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence with family.   Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August ...

Habersham

Florence Kathy Estep, 59, Cornelia
Florence Kathy Estep, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Mrs. Estep was born on August 23, 1956 in Benton Harbor, MI to Tony and Mary Johnson ...
Donald Richard Evans, 56, Cornelia
Donald Richard Evans, age 56, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Mr. Evans was born on November 6, 1958 in Hall County, Georgia to the late Donald and ...

Hall

Michael "Mike" Campbell, 60, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mike” Campbell, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He is survived by his children, Matthew “Matt” Campbell, Gain ...
Chris R. Parcher, 53, Gainesville
Mr. Chris R. Parcher, age 53, entered the gates of heaven to rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Chris was born March 18, 1962 in Midland, Michig ...
Alfred T. Samoranski, 80, Gainesville
Deacon Alfred "Al" T. Samoranski,80 of Gainesville passed away Sunday August 23, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Fu ...

Jackson

Ruth Nabors Fowler, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Nabors Fowler, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 23, 2015.  Mrs. Fowler was born in Nichols ...
Nellie Jo Moore, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nellie Jo Moore, age 84, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on July 23, 2015. Mrs. Moore was born in Cedartown, GA, a daughter to the ...

Other

Cory Dean Archer, 38, Danielsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cory Dean Archer, age 38, of Danielsville, who passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015.  Mr. Archer was born in Winder, Georgia, a so ...

Stephens

Alvin Lloyd Plews, 80, Eastanollee
Mr. Alvin Lloyd Plews, age 80 of 300 Memorial Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Andrew Lloyd and Clovis Haynes ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86